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Vancouver Chinatown's cultural food businesses struggle to survive: report | Metro Vancouv

A new report from the Hua Foundation is highlighting the dramatic drop in food stores in Vancouver’s Chinatown in the past seven years.
Its authors found that Chinatown residents are having an increasingly difficult time finding affordable and familiar food nearby as aging small-business owners are pushed out of the rapidly developing neighbourhood. New businesses that take their place generally cater to a younger and wealthier customer base.
In fact, more than half of the community’s ‘cultural food assets’ have disappeared since 2009, according to the report’s lead author, Angela Ho.
“The newer businesses don’t compensate for what’s loss,” she said.


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